Tag: Blues

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Submit now for the Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition ...

The Toronto Blues Society and Juno Award-winning blues artist Paul Reddick have announced details and submission deadlines for the sixth annual Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition Award. The intention behind the Cobalt Prize is to promote blues music through the ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest wrap-up: K’naan waving the flag for Pussy Riot ...

The final Bluesfest weekend saw Somalian born artist K’naan take to the City Stage early evening, and it was a chaotic start; his mic was not functioning, then it was, then it wasn’t.  K’naan’s show benefits heavily from his song ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest – July 9: Bluesfest returns to it’s ...

Bluesfest “Don’t like Mondays,” so after taking that day off, Bluesfest was back Tuesday night. Lennon Stella, who some will know from the show Nashville – as the older of the darling daughters of the show’s star, Rayna James – ...
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Stacked schedule at Sherwood Park’s Festival Place this March

Sherwood Park, Alta.’s Festival Place will be home to an eclectic mix of folk, blues, country, and traditional artists this March. From local to international performers, Festival Place is proudly presenting: Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier | Friday, March 1 ...
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Matt Andersen has a new album coming; take a ...

Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen has announced the forthcoming release of Halfway Home by Morning, which will be available via True North Records on Mar. 22. Unbridled joy springs eternal from Halfway Home by Morning, Matt’s tenth full-length release. The album was ...
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Watch Lee Palmer make Horns & Harps!

After nine months of songwriting and demo work, Lee Palmer’s forthcoming collection of tunes, Horns & Harps, due on Sept. 7, came together over a few days at Jukasa Studios in Caledonia. Lee went for a full band experience. The ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest takes flight tonight after bird drama

Setup for this year’s Ottawa Bluesfest kicked off with a bit of feather-ruffling drama:  a killdeer nested centre stage on what would soon be transformed into the main festival grounds. That prompted an inquiry by Bluesfest organizers to Environment Canada regarding potential ...